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Social Interview With A 20-Year-Old College Student

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As mentioned earlier, a higher level of social development does not correlate to how outgoing or extroverted a person may be. I interviewed a 20-year-old college student (B) who finds himself to be highly introverted and more reserved. B enjoys being in the company of other people, but felt that having time alone was a priority. Growing up he was bullied in school and the social interaction he encountered were frequently negative. His peers would make jokes about him and criticize his behaviors. He believes that for most of middle school and part of high school, these people influenced how he thought about himself and this, in turn, affected how he would interact with people. Overtime, B developed better listening skills and awareness in social…show more content…
When socializing others Broca’s and Wernicke’s area are used to understand incoming information and respond appropriately. It was apparent that the older adults and B are well developed in these areas by observing the high level of conversing they were able to maintain. They found meaning in what people were saying to them (Wernicke’s Area), and they were able to communicate their reaction back in a sophisticated and appropriate manner (Broca’s Area). The hippocampus is active in our social development. This brain structure is the main center for forming and recalling memories in our past. In the case of B, he encountered many social situations that may have been scarring or unforgettable. The hippocampus and the amygdala established these memories that he is able to remember in detail and reflect upon. As he continued his social development, he is able to reference these memories and adjust for future interactions. The cingulate gyrus, parietal lobe, insula, and frontal lobe help develop our awareness in social situations by controlling our attention, emotion, and motivation. These three factors help us focus on behavior of other people, feel empathy, and have more purposeful conversations. The older adults demonstrated how well developed they were in these areas by how they could sustain positive interactions with one another. They laughed, smiled, and respected one another. The brain structures’ functions help us understand how to socialize with others in meaningful and socially appropriate
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